Happy New Year to you all and here’s to another year of fabulous destination weddings!
Meet Carly & Anthony…
These two live in NYC and wanted to plan a destination wedding in Bend, OR. They both grew up going there and combined with Anthony’s love of golf, it was only appropriate to choose a luxury golf resort to host the wedding at. They decided on Tetherow Resort as their venue. If you haven’t been to Bend, it is fun in Summer and Winter. Summer boasts awesome running/hiking trails and golf courses, while Winter there is best known for the ski slopes. It is big enough to where there is something for everyone but small enough and remote enough that people really feel like they are getting away from it all. So it is a perfect spot for a PNW destination wedding. It is a 45 min flight from Seattle and just a short drive from Portland, OR.
Carly and I didn’t actually meet face to face once during our planning. All correspondence was done via email and phone. She is one busy gal on the road and working remotely a lot, so this worked well for us. This was a large guest list for a destination wedding, with over 160 people in attendance. The weekend kicked off with a welcome dinner at Deschutes Brewery which was a perfect spot for a larger place to gather in a private setting that was more casual than the wedding location. The wedding day consisted of an outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour on the terrace and a reception under a big white tent. A perfect summer wedding, and it was a beautiful day to say the least! Their family and friends were equally as fun and charming as they are, which made for funny, heart-felt toasts and a packed dance floor. I really enjoyed getting to know and work with everyone on this one.
Big thanks to Anna Marie Studio, a fantastic destination wedding photographer who provided these lovely images. The light was simply gorgeous that day!